Honours Program

Following successful graduation from a Bachelor of Nursing degree, students from the University of Sydney and other universities can apply to our one-year Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program, opening the door to a future research degree.



What is Honours?

Over the course of a year, students have the opportunity to conduct an independent research project, critically reviewing an area of nursing close to their hearts.

2018 Honours Projects at Sydney Nursing School


The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program has been designed to provide you with greater insights into the world of research. Students will work with a supervisor to conduct an independent research project which will provide valuable skills in critical thinking, research design, conducting, analysing and reporting research, which will broaden your skills as a health professional.

The program will provide scope for you to expand your health professional skills and open opportunities that are only available to nurses with research training. The course is also a pathway to PhD study.

There are exciting projects that the academic staff at Sydney Nursing School are conducting. Please see the project list here with details of the project and contacting the supervisor to discuss. I encourage you to contact potential supervisors as early as possible to discuss the projects.

Who is Honours for?

The program is designed for students who have successfully completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree looking to enhance their critical thinking skills. It allows students to investigate an idea that can improve the practice of nursing and the lives of patients, and opens the door to future research with a PhD or MPhil.

Supervisor information

Honours students work with a supervisor who assists them throughout their study. The supervisor helps guide the project, and assists in formulating a research question, study design, ethics submissions, collecting results and writing and publishing of work.

Sydney Local Health District Graduate Nurse Honours Scholarship Program Now Open!

If you are interesting in studying for a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Sydney Local Health District is offering 8 scholarships for students undertaking the Honours program at Sydney Nursing School. This is a fantastic opportunity to study and work at the same time.

The Sydney Local Health District Graduate Nurse Honours Scholarship program offers students $10,000 over the course (2 years) and allows part-time study with part-time work. Eligible hospitals include Royal Prince Alfred, Canterbury, Concord, Mental Health and Balmain Hospitals. has been designed to provide you with greater insights into the world of research. Students will work with a supervisor to conduct an independent research project in an area of clinical practice.

If interested, please complete the application form and return by Thursday 30 November 2017.

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